As an MC, guest speaker or media presenter, few can capture the essence of our country and its heroes like Rupert McCall. Hailed as a modern-day Banjo Paterson, motivational speaker Rupert McCall has captured the imagination and stirred the souls of people all over Australia with his poetry.
Rupert is the author of five anthologies of verse that have collectively sold over 120,000 copies. He is equally at home in radio or on TV with recent roles hosting Sports Today on 4BC and presenting the sport on CH9. Rupert’s great passion for sport was on display when he was appointed chief commentator for CH10 at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. In many sectors, Rupert McCall has become the poet of our generation.
In 2005 he was awarded the honour of opening the Prelude to the Dawn Service in Gallipoli with his acclaimed and moving tribute NINETY YEARS AGO. His popularity transcends all demographics and ages, from the schools he visits to the corporate and sporting functions that he entertains.
He is a passionate Australian and his ability to share this enthusiasm with any audience is warmly received. He has hosted and spoken at various high profile functions including Allan Border Medal Dinners, Australian Export Awards, Olympic receptions, The Birdsville Races, Test Match Rugby functions, tributes and testimonials.
Rupert also writes a weekly blog ‘Rhyme or Reason’ for The Brisbane Times – an on-line publication for The Fairfax Group The Rupert McCall story is far from over. He has already carved out a unique position in the Australian and psyche and will continue to captivate and inspire audiences for years to come.